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Where to get your scare!


A haunted house at Mosier Community School proved horrifying enough to demand an encore this Friday. The ghoulish fun runs from 5-10 p.m. at the school’s gym; entry is $5 and is “not for little kids” due to the scare factor. Above, Violet Mittelstadt, an HRV student and Mosier School drama club alumni, poses for a shriek at the sight of a scarecrow in the maze — the finished product took volunteers days and nights to build starting from scratch.

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A haunted house at Mosier Community School proved horrifying enough to demand an encore this Friday. The ghoulish fun runs from 5-10 p.m. at the school’s gym; entry is $5 and is “not for little kids” due to the scare factor. Above, Violet Mittelstadt, an HRV student and Mosier School drama club alumni, poses for a shriek at the sight of a scarecrow in the maze — the finished product took volunteers days and nights to build starting from scratch.

Trick or Treat falls on Saturday, and there’s plenty happening Friday night, too.

Oct. 30

Halloween in The Dalles. Trick or Treating 3-5 p.m. in downtown; “Monsters in the Park after Dark” at City Park, 5-7 p.m.; costume contest, arts/crafts, photo booth and food court.

Haunted House at Mosier Community School, 5-10 p.m. Back for a second-week encore and scarier than ever — not for little kids.

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Douglass Hawksworth and Chris Wilt piece together surreal canyon scenery inside the maze Friday afternoon. The spooky event is a fundraiser for the school.

Oct. 31

Halloween at Hawks Ridge, 3:30-6 p.m., 1795 8th St. Find a Wonderland of candy, costumes and fun. Bring the family but be aware of the rabbit hole — you just never know what you will find!

Trick or Treat at Providence Down Manor and Brookside Manor, 4-6 p.m.

Halloween haunted house, 4-9 p.m. at the Elks, 1507 Cascade Ave. A Kidz Dental will hand out candy and toothbrushes. Positive Negatives will have photo booth. Haunted house open all ages. Free; donations appreciated.

Crafts, face-painting and scary Halloween music played on vinyl, 3 to 6 p.m. at Cutie Pie consignment, Fourth and State streets.

Halloween in downtown Hood River, 5 p.m. Downtown businesses will be participating.

Trick or Treat at The Darling Boutique, 5-7 p.m., 114 3rd St. Free. Take a quick detour off Oak Street; Disney characters giving out treats, pictures with princesses.

Halloween at Parkhurst, 5-7 p.m., 2450 May St. Safe Halloween.

Free Halloween community carnival, 5:30-8 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran, 9th and State: games, prizes, candy, refreshments, photo booths, foosball, air hockey, black light Nerf, mini golf and more.

Other events

Oct. 30

Third annual pumpkin carving and costume party, 6-9 p.m. at Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks. Hosted by Gorge Family Fun. Fundraiser and supply drive to support CL school; urgent need for school supplies and warm clothes for needy students. More info at 541-374-8467 or amy.moreland@ hoodriver.k12.or.us.

“After Dark” costume ball, 7 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. “Mythological Creatures of the Woodland Realm.” Fundraiser for Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute’s nature ed program. Snacks, door prizes, dancing, silent auction, live music by Scot and Rebecca. $10 at the door.

Friday Fun Lunch with The Simcoe Boys Band, 11-1:30 p.m. at HR Valley Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place, off Brookside Drive. Halloween costume contest for seniors sponsored by Parkhurst Place Senior Living. Prizes for first, second and third.

Harvest Dinner, 5:30 p.m. at the Odell United Methodist Church. Free turkey and ham dinner; freewill offering for FISH Foodbank.

Oct. 31

Parkdale Pumpkin Fun Run, 9 a.m. at Rails End Park, 4965 Baseline Dr. 5-10k check in at 9 a.m.; 1 mike walkers at 10 a.m. Registration $5 walkers, $15 runners. Proceeds to Parkdale Elementary.

Harvest Hustle at Mid Valley Elementary. 5K-10K; $10 preregistration and $15 day of. Registration 9:30 a.m. More info at 541-354-1691 or mikka.irusta@hoodriver.k12.or.us.

Halloween lichen hike, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Trout Lake. Sponsored by Cascade Mountain School. With Andrea Ruchty, Gifford Pinchot National Forest botanist. Suggested donation $20. More info at cascademountainschool.org or 503-310-8271.

Annual Pumpkin Parade, 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Allen and Baseline in Parkdale. All are welcome to participate!

Hood River Aquatic Center, 11:30 a.m. $1 + 1 can of food open swim from 1-5 p.m. on Halloween to benefit the Fish Food Bank.

Halloween Walking Dead Woodstock Party, 8 p.m. at Skamania Lodge. Music, costume contest, snacks, cash bar. $15 advanced tickets, $20 at door. 21 and over. More info at 844-432-4748.

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